Woman embraces a loved one as they meet with a behavioral and mental health therapist at an Ascension site of care.

Behavioral health care at Ascension St. Vincent's

Behavioral health specialists at Ascension St. Vincent's in northwest Florida deliver compassionate care for adults and children.

We understand that your mental health may affect your physical well-being, the quality of your relationships, and success at work and school. At Ascension St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, in Florida and Georgia, we help you change habits that no longer serve you, and identify and reduce stressors in your life. Our psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists work with you to develop a care plan that addresses prevention, treatment and maintenance goals. We're here to listen and understand.

Request an appointment: Call our centralized Behavioral Health line at 904-308-3751.

In addition to our 14 outpatient offices located across north Florida and south Georgia, we offer virtual (or telehealth) appointments. Our care team is here to deliver care that's right for you, even from the comfort of your own home. Call our centralized Behavioral Health line to learn more, 904-308-3751.

Behavioral health conditions and services

No matter what struggles you face, we're here to offer hope and a commitment to helping you feel better. Our behavioral health services include treatments for, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Caregiver burnout and stress
  • Couple and family dynamics
  • Dementia and depression in the elderly
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Memory problems
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Pain management
  • Phobias
  • Problems adjusting to life events (school, divorce, unemployment, retirement or disability)
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Self-image and gender-identity
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse and addictions (alcohol, drugs, tobacco)
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Women's health (perinatal mood and anxiety disorder)

At your first appointment, our care team conducts a mental health assessment that helps us understand what you need. During the assessment, we'll work together to create a treatment plan to address your needs. We strive to deliver care that is personalized and compassionate in a non-judgmental environment.

Pain management support

Serious and complex medical problems may affect your mental health and how you manage pain. Our behavioral health care team provides pain management support and coordinates care with your primary care doctor. If you are hypersensitive to pain or experience depression while recovering from heart surgery, intensive critical care or cancer therapy, we offer palliative care to help address your stress living with pain and a serious illness. We are sensitive to the needs of seniors and how aging, memory loss and dementia may affect your mental and emotional health. Working together, we deliver care that helps improve your quality of life.

Intensive outpatient and partial hospital programs

Our Ascension St. Vincent's Southside care team of psychiatrists, certified addiction specialists , licensed clinical social workers, and nurses deliver intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization care to adults. Our intensive-outpatient and partial-hospital programs then help you transition to outpatient counseling.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, including suicidal thoughts, potential drug overdose or self-harm, go to the nearest ER and call 9-1-1.